Eve-Tech announced on November 10th that the pre-Indiegogo specs for the Eve V tablet are now final. It will go on Indiegogo on November 21, but only 500 units to start off with. When exactly the tablet itself will be launched is unclear other than Eve-Tech saying “within the first months of 2017.”
Eve V is a 12.3-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet that was announced as a project in June, developed through a voting community as the second tablet from this company, with a choice of Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors, from m3, to i5, to i7, with 8GB or 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and options of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB of storage.
The screen has a display resolution of 2736 x 1824, with Gorilla Glass and 450 nits brightness. So the same resolution as the Surface Pro 4, and not so far from the 2880 x 1920 resolution of the new Asus Transformer 3 Pro.
The Eve V will also have a 2MP front camera, and 5MP rear camera, 1w quad-speakers, dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.2. The ports are a Thunderbolt USB Type-C port, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, two USB 3.1 ports, a microSD card slot, and a 3.5 mm audio combo jack.
Sensors are a fingerprint, hall, gravity, light, gyro, and GPS sensors. The battery is a 48 Wh battery which Eve says will give it a 12 hour battery life based on “standard use.”
It will get support for 1024 pressure level N-trig stylus with two buttons, while the backlit keyboard will have a 15 hour battery life and a Synaptics ClickPad.
It will be interesting to check out this tablet next year. Before then some of the other tablets in the 12-inch Windows 10 category to come out with Kaby Lake processor are the Lenovo Miix 710 and Lenovo Miix 720.
Microsoft isn’t expected to launch a new Surface Pro 5 and Surface Book 2 with Kaby Lake until April 2017.
– Jim Miller